Dragon Magic was one of the books that got left behind on my to-review pile. It’s a new stand-alone fantasy novel by author Megan Derr. It hits all the hallmark of a Megan Derr book. Complex world, complex characters and a story that draws you in.
Dragon Magic revolves around four strangers in a kingdom who normally would never have gotten together if it wasn’t for one really big catastrophe that changes the world they live in. Once they get together they have a chance for something more.
With Dragon Magic the author created a vast fantasy world and an extended story. Not only the main plot going on but also backstories for the characters. I liked this world and the story behind it. The demon, the magic and the quest. There were some niggles with the pacing. The beginning of the story is slow and builds up, but towards the end it got more choppy and rushed and I wasn’t really sure about that ending. Without giving the story away, it ends the story on a mysterious note and it is a set-up for possible future books, but with regards to the characters it leaves the reader hanging a bit. I didn’t mind, but it also felt rushed.
The characters are a motley crew and I loved how completely different each character was. You could really see how unlikely it would have been for them to get together if not for the attack and the quests that follows. I do hope we’ll see more of them in the future.
Overall Dragon Magic is a nice fantasy read and I enjoyed it a lot.